The MPA has given a PG-13 rating to a Tenet prologue that will soon be hitting theaters. Described as “Short Subject,” the prologue was given the rating for “violence and intense action.”
Fans of Christopher Nolan will not be surprised, as the filmmaker has screened extended sequences of his previous movies in IMAX theaters before other films. While it’s not confirmed the Tenet prologue is coming only to IMAX, we have to assume that is the case here as well. We also don’t know which movie it will be attached to, but it could be Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker on December 20.
The movies which have had extended IMAX previews before include The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises and Dunkirk.
A teaser for Tenet hit theaters with Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw back in August, but Warner Bros. Pictures never officially released the video online.
Opening in theaters on July 17, 2020, Tenet stars John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Clémence Poésy, Himesh Patel, with Michael Caine and Kenneth Branagh. Tenet is an action epic evolving from the world of international espionage.
Nolan is directing from his own original screenplay, utilizing a mixture of IMAX and 70mm film to bring the story to the screen. Nolan’s behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Hoyte van Hoytema, production designer Nathan Crowley, editor Jennifer Lame, costume designer Jeffrey Kurland, and visual effects supervisor Andrew Jackson. The score is being composed by Ludwig Göransson.
Christopher Nolan’s last movie, Dunkirk, was released in theaters on July 21, 2017. The movie, written, directed, and produced by Nolan, was shot on IMAX 65 mm and 65 mm large-format film stock. It grossed nearly $527 million worldwide.